Annie Hancock joined the litigation department as an associate in 2014. Annie’s practice covers a wide range of civil litigation, including private equity litigation, SEC enforcement matters, corporate governance matters, internal investigations, and other complex commercial disputes. Annie has experience in all stages of litigation, including drafting complaints and dispositive motions, managing all aspects of discovery, and preparing for depositions and trial.
- Represents investment advisers in SEC enforcement actions.
- Advises investment advisers during SEC examinations.
- Served as trial counsel for Fortune 500 company in expedited commercial litigation.
- Part of litigation team that obtained a full dismissal for real estate company and company’s president and founder in a real estate investment dispute alleging potential fraud in connection with several investments.
- Represents George Perrot in proceedings challenging his decades-old conviction, which was based on now-discredited hair microscopy technique. Mr. Perrot’s conviction was the first in the country to be overturned resulting from the FBI’s historic hair microscopy review. He was released on bail in February 2016 after having wrongfully served nearly 30 years in prison.
- Co-author, “Steps For Cos. Reacting To Anonymous Short-Seller Claims,” Law360 (March 6, 2020)
- Co-author, “INSIGHT: So You’ve Got A Shareholder-Nominated Director … Now What? Practical Considerations for General Counsel,” Bloomberg BNA’s Corporate on Bloomberg Law (August 31, 2018)
- Co-author, “Short Activism: The Rise in Anonymous Online Short Attacks,” Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation (November 27, 2017)
- Co-author, “Justices Skeptical Of SEC Disgorgement Without Time Limits,” Law360 (April 20, 2017)
- Co-author, “The Need For A Limitations Period On SEC Disgorgement Claims,” Law360 (January 20, 2017)
- Co-Speaker, “Shareholder Activism: Proxy Contest Case Study,” Harvard Law School Seminar (2015 - 2018)
- Co-Speaker, “Shareholder Activism: Proxy Contest Case Study,” Boston University Law School Seminar (2018)
- JD, magna cum laude, Boston University School of Law, 2014; The William L. and Lillian Berger Achievement Prize; Edward F. Hennessey Distinguished Scholar; G. Joseph Tauro Distinguished Scholar
- BA, cum laude, Williams College, 2009
Admissions / Qualifications
- Massachusetts, 2014
- U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts